Math Sciences Seminar
MATH 498 Winter Quarter 2016




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  • You can sign up to volunteer here
  • Submit your statement of purpose here by February 5.
  • You can now find a list of seminars of interest and other useful links on the Resources page

What will the course be about?
In Winter 2016 the Math Sciences Seminar will have the topic "Math/ACMS/Statistics as a carreer pathway"

We will have informational meetings with guest speakers on

  • how to do research as an undergraduate
  • what is it like to be in a MS or PhD program
  • how to apply for graduate studies
  • job opportunities after graduation
  • undergraduate research day -- if you are working on a research project you will have the opportunity to present it
  • how to apply to Math/ACMS/Statistics and in general how to plan for getting into a STEM major (this last topic will be part of an open house for premajors, and some of the guest speakers will be from among the students
Your duties if you enroll:
  • To help with the logistics (pizza and refreshement orders, assisting the speakers set up, taking/posting minutes or pictures from the seminars, etc). Everyone in the class will share a bit of the work.
  • To write a one page statement of purpose/personal statement.
    If you plan to apply for graduate schools, write a statement as if you were ready to submit your application. If you plan to get a job, write a statement that will help your employer decide to hire you. If you will start a company, write a statement to convince an investor to invest in your company. If you think you already have a job, write a statement to convince your boss to approve of your plans. You got the idea. Imagine a situation that is likely to occur in your near future.

If you do not enroll but you are a Math/ACMS/Statistics major, you are always welcome to participate.

Pizza will be ordered in proportion to the enrollement -- there is your incentive to sign up for that one credit!

Some seminars will be "open-house", in the sense that we will invite other groups of students from across campus.

Instructor: Marina Meila   mmp at stat dot wa******** dot edu

Lectures: Thursdays, 12:30 - 1:50, ARC 160

Course home page: (this page)

Class mailing list: math498b_wi16 at UW